• Raoul AscariChairman

    From 2000 to 2016 he worked for SACE S.p.A. covering various positions, including Chief Operating Officer. Formerly he served as Chairman of the Medium-Long Term Committee for the Berne Union. He held the office of Vice President for the International Finance Corporation and Director of the Washington DC Office for Fiat USA. He also gained managerial experience in the World Bank as Advisor to the Italian Executive Director.

  • Riccardo FanelliManaging Director

    He was responsible for the “New Frontiers - Africa Program” in SACE until June 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in the export credit insurance business and previously he was the Head of SACE’s Office in Johannesburg competent for SACE’s activity in 49 countries. Earlier he headed up SACE’s Kenya desk in Nairobi at the African Trade Insurance Agency. Before moving to Africa, he was the Head of the Bank Risk Assessment and monitoring Team and he headed the Group’s domestic network of SACE’s credit and risk analysis department in Rome.

  • Roberto TariccoAdvisor Asset & Risk Management

    From 2007 to February 2017 he worked for SACE S.p.A. covering various positions, including Chief Financial Officer. Previously he worked for BNL, Citibank, Benetton Group, Merrill Lynch, MCC and Agora SGR, dealing mainly with integrated credit risk management, market liquidity assets and liabilities.

  • Gaetano LaccaTrade Finance Advisor

    He worked for many years for FIAT S.p.A. in the position of Structured Finance Director. He has been involved in the management and structuring of complex operations in many countries and sectors: automotive, air and rail transport, defense equipment, civil and infrastructure works. He has extensive experience in emerging markets and cross-border transactions. He was a Member of the SACE BT Board of Directors and a consultant for SACE S.p.A.

  • Giorgio TraiettiHead of Business Development

    He worked for SACE S.p.A. from 2009 to 2017, first as Political Risk Insurance Underwriter, and later as an Account Manager at the SACE Branch in Modena from 2011, then as Head of East Africa in Nairobi from 2015.

  • Charles Dadié DagoAgribusiness Advisor

    He is currently Head of Relations with National and International Institutions for Self Globe, Professor at the Universities of Sassari and La Sapienza in Rome and President of AgrotechSD. He was Co-ordinator of the Italian Breeders Association, FAO Consultant and founder of FESASS (European Federation for Animal Health and Health Security).

  • Alessandro BarbieriFinancial Analyst

    He worked in Wood & Company Financial Services as a Broker and in ProMéxico (the Mexican Government Trust Fund for International Trade and IDE Promotion). Prior to that he was an Advisor at the Investments and Method Investment Department, where he worked on research topics that impacted Investments and SRIs.

  • Federica FratoniAdministration and Customer Relations

  • Whitney PragassaEast Africa Representative

    After completing a Bachelor’s Degree of International Business Administration in Marketing, she holds a Master's Degree of Business Administration, in Strategic Management.

  • Maguette BaWest Africa Representative

    She has held consultative roles for multiple companies in Paris in areas such as team organization and client relationship management. She is also dedicated to the fair trade business experience between Europe and West Africa.